January 17, 2023 2 min read

It’s that time of year again… Cold brew season is well and truly upon us - and when we say cold brew - we don’t mean iced coffee.

Seeing people walking along with cups filled with clinking ice cubes doesn’t mean they’re sipping on a cold brew – it’s likely iced coffee – and these are not the same.

But what’s the difference between these two similar yet completely different drinks?

The brewing process and flavour of the two are very different. While your typical iced coffee is brewed with hot water and then cooled, cold brew is steeped over several hours using cold water from the get-go.

Why does this matter?

Different temperatures create different chemical reactions – which in turn produce different flavours. Heat can create a more bitter taste when applied to coffee grounds - so your cold brew will likely taste sweeter and smoother as a result of keeping it cool.

Want to try it for yourself?

A great cold brew doesn’t have to be relegated to artisan coffee shops. You can get fabulously fresh cold brew from the comfort of your own home with the right kit – and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some of our favourites:

The Toddy Home Cold Brew System

For just £39.99 you can get a big batch of cold brew on the go with the Toddy home Cold Brew System. It’s easy to use and will get your fridge stocked with delicious cold brew coffee in no time.

Bruer Cold Brew System

If you’ve got a little more £ to spare – why not try the Bruer Cold Brew System – perfect for making up to 600ml of exquisite cold brew coffee in as little as 4 hours!


Puck Puck AeroPress Cold Brew

For just £29.99 you can turn your AeroPress into a genius cold brew drip tower – creating phenomenal cold brew wherever you go!

Don’t let mediocre iced coffee be your tipple of the day. Get your hands on some proper cold brew kit and savour each sip this summer.


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